Shillong ( Meghalaya), Mar 18 :Whereas there is a need to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the State in view of the possibility of the emergence of new strains and the rise in the number of cases in other States.
Therefore, in supersession of the previous Notification No. Health.94/2020/100, dated 27-102020 issued in respect of Entry and Exit, the following protocols are hereby issued for information and compliance.
It is mandatory for all people entering Meghalaya to register themselves prior to their travel at: http://meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid/testing.htm, and to download the Arogya Setu App and the Behavioural Change Management App of Meghalaya from Google play store.
Persons entering the State from any State or Union Territory possessing a valid final certificate of vaccination or a COVID-Negative report (as indicated below) shall be exempted from testing at the entry point.
A negative RT-PCR / TruNat / CBNAAT report is mandatory for persons coming from the States of Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab and Karnataka. RAT negative report shall not be valid for persons coming from these four States.
The COVID negative report will be valid only if they were tested within 72 hours of their arrival at the entry point. For those persons who do not have a COVID Negative report, sample for RT-PCR testing shall be taken at the entry point on payment basis. Such persons shall proceed to their residence or place of stay and shall be quarantined until the test results are declared.
Persons coming from States or Union Territories other than the four States mentioned above should have been tested at a recognized laboratory by RT-PCR / TruNat / CBNAAT / RAT. The RT-PCR / TruNat / CBNAAT report will be valid only if they were tested within 72 hours of their arrival at the entry point. RAT Negative report will be valid only if tested within 48 hours of their arrival at the entry point. For those persons in this category who do not have a COVID-Negative report, testing at entry points will be available at a cost fixed by the Government. Persons can choose either Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) or RT-PCR.
Persons coming with a COVID Negative report but showing symptoms on arrival at the entry point will have to be mandatorily tested by RT-PCR.